30-minute radio program for June 10, 2014. Antiwar/antinuke activist BRUCE GAGNON shows how militarism is detroying the American economy and our lives. This week, in Part 2, he discusses the bad effects of (a) NATO expansion & (b) our encircling Russia and China with "missile defense" installations. He also discusses universities' increasing dependence on Pentagon funding (for war research); ... the allegiance of both parties to capitalism, oligarchy, & military empire; ...... Topics: Bruce Gagnon, war, imperialism, weapons, economy, military, Aegis destroyer, NATO
A play about the 1% written by Bruce Gagnon, starring Natasha Mayers and Ed McCarten (Feb. 2012, Harpswell, ME). favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: economy, economic reform, 99% movement, occupy movement, Bruce Gagnon
30-minute radio program for June 3, 2014. Antiwar/antinuke activist BRUCE GAGNON shows how militarism is detroying the American economy and our lives. This week, In Part 1 (of two), he discusses the connections among crumbling infrastructure, unemployment, decreasing educational opportunities for working-class kids, the increasing militarization of our society, the export of war machines, aggressive U.S. foreign policy, corporate globalization, our rulers' desire to control the world's oil, ...... Topics: Bruce Gagnon, war, imperialism, weapons, economy, military, Aegis destroyer, NATO
Two students from UMaine-Farmington, Alex Valente and Nicole Moreau discuss the student-led group Peace Activists in Training (PAINT) with host Bruce Gagnon (Nov. 2010). The students are working in conjunction with Bring Our Tax Dollars Home, Veterans for Peace and Code Pink to educate about the costs of war. Topics: peace, students, university, PAINT, acitvism, Maine, Bruce Gagnon
This Issue for Jan. 2014: Corporate tax breaks are discussed by Orlando Delogue, Emeritus Professor of Law, UMaine School of Law with host, Burce Gagnon. Topics: Maine, corporate tax, law, Orlando Delogue, Bruce Gagnon
Bruce Gagnon interviews John Favreau and Peter Feeney from the Long Branch School & General Store in Bowdoinham, Maine (March 2012). "Traditional Skills and Innovation to Enrich and Endure." More info at http://longbranchschool.com . Topics: Bruce Gagnon, Long Branch School, homesteading, traditional skills
Jerry Call, founder of Midcoast (Maine) Health Care Reform, appears on Bruce Gagnon's monthly interview show "This Issue" May 2009. Jerry, a self-employed carpenter living in Rockland, has very actively promoted the adoption of a National Single Payer Not-For-Profit Universal Health Care Plan. More info at http://www.midcoasthealthcarereform.org . Topics: health, reform, bruce gagnon, health care, single payer, maine
David Swanson, author of "Daybreak: Undoing the Imperial Presidency," is interviewed by Bruce Gagnon, Nov. 2009. More information at DavidSwanson.org Topics: Daybreak, David Swanson, empire, presidency, democracy, Bruce Gagnon
Regis Tremblay of Occupy Maine TV http://occupymetv.org , recorded May 2012 in Harpswell, Maine; interviewed by Bruce Gagnon. Topics: occupy, occupy movement, Maine, 99, Regis Tremblay, Bruce Gagnon, democracy
Bruce Gagnon interviews Edgar Cahn, originator of Time Banks, and Donna Robinson of Merrymeeting Community Shares in Brunswick, Maine on April 14, 2010. More info at http://www.mmcshares.org . Topics: time bank, local currency, Edgar Cahn, Bruce Gagnon, alternative economics
Dud Hendrick, President of Maine Veterans For Peace (William Ladd Chapter) interviewed by Bruce Gagnon about foreign US military bases and his other anti-war work. See vfpmaine.org for more info. Topics: veteran, military base, anti-war, Bruce Gagnon, Maine, peace
Dr. Dave Webb is Chairperson of the Yorkshire [England] Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament and the Global Network Against Weapons & Nuclear Power in Space . He is interviewed by Bruce Gagnon in Brunswick, Maine, during a visit to the US in April, 2007. Topics: space, weapon, Dave Webb, Bruce Gagnon, war in space
Shenna Bellows, Maine ACLU Exec. Dir., discusses drones and communication surveillance with host Bruce Gagnon. http://www.aclumaine.org/ Topics: civil liberties, drones, surveillance, ACLU, Shenna Bellows, Bruce Gagnon, Maine
Regina Hagen, a member of the board of directors of the Global Network Against Weapons & Nuclear Power In Space and resident of Darmstadt, Hessia in Germany. Interviewed by Bruce Gagnon, Brunswick, Maine (July 2011). Topics: peace, space weapons, nuclear, Regina Hagen, Bruce Gagnon, military
Ed Friedman of the Maine Coalition to Stop Smart Meters is interviewed by Bruce Gagnon, regarding recent developments (PUC must consider health and safety issues; Opt Out Fees allowed to continue), Dec. 2012. For more information: http://www.mainecoalitiontostopsmartmeters.org . Topics: smart meter, Ed Friedman, Bruce Gagnon, electromagnetic, electrosmog
30-minute radio program for September 13, 2011. First of two parts. Antiwar and antinuke activist Bruce Gagnon argues brilliantly that a major purpose of war--sometimes the main purpose--is to enrich the military-industrial complex and the rest of the oligarchy. And the techniques remain the same, generation after generation. The same lies, the same U.S. atrocities against civilans, the same false demonization of "enemy" leaders have been employed against Muammar Gaddafi, Saddam... Topics: Bruce Gagnon, war, Crazy Horse, Indian Wars, space, space command, psyops, military-industrial...
"This Issue" for May 2011 features an interview with Robert Shetterly, artist and acivist living in Brooksville, Maine. Robert is painting a series entitled "Americans Who Tell the Truth" and in this show displays three recent portraits of Frances Perkins, Jesselyn Radack, and Camilo Mejia. More information at http://americanswhotellthetruth.org and http://umvaonline.org . Bruce Gagnon hosts the program in Brunswick, Maine. Topics: Robert Shetterly, peace, Americans Who Tell the Truth, painting, Bruce Gagnon
30-minute radio program for September 20, 2011. Second of two parts. Includes selections from the Q&A. Antiwar and antinuke activist Bruce Gagnon argues brilliantly that a major purpose of war--sometimes the main purpose--is to enrich the military-industrial complex and the rest of the oligarchy. And the techniques remain the same, generation after generation. The same lies, the same U.S.atrocities against civilans, the same false demonization of "enemy" leaders have been employed... Topics: Bruce Gagnon, war, Crazy Horse, Indian Wars, space, space command, psyops, military-industrial...
Fred Horch talks about energy options for Maine, including a bill to make electric companies pay for electricity that individuals supply to the grid: LD 1085, “An Act To Establish the Renewable Energy Feed-in Tariff,” More info at: https://fredhorch.wordpress.com . Fred was interviewed by Bruce Gagnon in Harpswell, Maine, July 2013. Topics: solar, electricity, feed-in tarrif, renewable energy, Fred Horch, Bruce Gagnon, Maine
Maine activists who oppose the East-West Transportation and Utility Corridor were interviewed by Bruce Gagnon on June 27, 2012. Updates at DefendingWater.net/maine Topics: Maine, east-west corridor, east-west highway, eminent domain, community rights, Bruce Gagnon
Bruce Gagnon describes U.S. and NATO plans in the works to militarily surround and threaten both Russia and China. Gagnon is co-founder and coordinator of the Global Network Against Weapons and Nuclear Power in Space at http://space4peace.org. He blogs at http://space4peace.blogspot.com He's the author of Come Together Right Now, and of a chapter in The Military Industrial Complex at 50. Topics: Bruce Gagnon, David Swanson, Space, Peace, War, Russia, China, Pentagon, Weapons
Bob Klotz of 350maine.org discusses climate change activism with host Bruce Gagnon (Jan. 2013, Harpswell, Maine). Topics: climate change, 350, 350.org, global warming, activism, Maine, Bob Klotz, Bruce Gagnon
Debbie Atwood of the Maine Green Energy Alliance ( http://www.mainegreenenergyalliance.org ) and vice-chair of the Town Council of Brunswick, ME, discusses with Bruce Gagnon the Maine Campaign to Bring Our War $$ Home ( http://www.bringourwardollarshome.org ). This Issue for September 2010. Topics: war, taxes, anti-war, Maine, Debbie Atwood, Bruce Gagnon, town council
30-minute weekly radio program for May 10, 2011. Since my birth in 1950, U.S. foreign policy seems to have consisted of war, war, empire building, and more war. Is anybody else sick of this? ... or at least feeling broke from paying for it all? Two fine thinkers (and I too) explore the problem. (1) MICHAEL PARENTI (1990s) discusses the the functions & purposes of the American empire and why "we" invade so many countries and overthrow their governments--many of them democracies.... Topics: Michael Parennti, Bruce Gagnon, military, empire, war, Grenada, Serbia, Bosnia, Yugoslavia, Iraq
Mia and Steve Athearn, organizers of the Walk for Fukushima, are interviewed by Bruce Gagnon during the walk in Biddeford, Maine. Mia is a Maine resident, but native of Fukushima Prefecture, and on Sept. 4 began a 16-day Walk for Fukushima. More information at http://space4peace.blogspot.com/2011/09/walk-for-fukushima-in-maine.html Topics: Fukushima, Walk for Fukushima, nuclear power, nuclear victims, Bruce Gagnon, This Issue
Star Wars isn't just for Hollywood. The tentacles of U.S. Empire stretch around the globe and up into space where thousands of satellites direct drone strikes and guided missiles. This week on Occupy Radio, peace activists Bruce Gagnon and Bill Sulzman join us to discuss the missile defense program that is orbiting overhead in space. And, just as your worst sci-fi nightmares start to seem uncomfortably realistic, Occupy Radio asks our guests about the courageous citizen movements to "Keep... Topic: keepspace4peace bruce gagnon keep space for 4 peace militarized nuclear power weapons network...
Lisa Savage, Solon resident, teacher, and co-ordinator of Code Pink in Maine is interviewed by Bruce Gagnon, Aug. 2011. More info at wardollarshome.org and about activities in Maine at bringourwardollarshome.org . Topics: This Issue, defense spending, Code Pink, Lisa Savage, Bruce Gagnon, peace
The latest edition of This Issue features Tom Sturtevant from Maine Veterans for Peace. Tom was a charter member when VFP was founded in 1985 here in Maine. He discusses his experiences during the Korean War and also gives information about the upcoming 25th anniversary national conference that will be held in Portland, Maine on August 25-29. For more info, see www.vfpmaine.org and www.space4peace.org . Topics: veteran, anti-war, peace, Bruce Gagnon, Tom Sturtevant, Maine, interview, This Issue
During the NYC trip coordinated by Anne Gibbons (Code Pink NYC) and Sally Jones (Peace Action), on August 7, 2007, Bruce K. Gagnon, co-founder of the Global Network Against Weapons & Nuclear Power in Space spoke about the space and war at the "Everything Goes Book Cafe", Staten Island, New York. The event was organized by the Peace Action, NY. Following 15 min. screening of 'Arsenal of Hypocrisy' and 40 min. speech, the period of question and answer went about 40 min. It was a... Topics: Bruce Gagnon, Global Network Against Weapons & Nuclear Power in Space, Peace Action, war and...